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California Ag Producers, Business Cooperate To Fight Overregulation

  • Apr 15, 2014
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    Nevada Standoff Grows From Grazing Fees To Much More 8

    Few issues have calcified positions in the western U.S. like the tense standoff in southeast Nevada this week between federal authorities representing the enforcement of public land use under the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and supporters of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy. The standoff between armed federal officials and armed citizens was resolved without bloodshed when BLM realized how the situation was devolving and wisely chose to withdraw from the scene and return Bundy’s confiscated cattle....More
  • Apr 3, 2014
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    No Surprise: Injunction On Mandatory COOL Is Denied Again

    It looks to me like both sides are committed to playing their losing hands out to the very end. Call me an optimist, but I still believe there could have been a compromise earlier that would have benefited both camps....More
  • Apr 3, 2014
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    Numbers Don’t Lie, But Nobody Knows The Obamacare Numbers 10

    The whole national health care issue has become as much political as it is about health care. In fact, fixing the health care crisis in this country has become almost a distant conversation. As a result, both sides of the spectrum are vested in its success or failure, and that has become the focus instead of the results....More
  • Mar 6, 2014
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    Liability Risk Is Beginning To Flow Down The Beef Production Chain 7

    The whole topic of liability is a frustrating one for cow-calf producers. After all, a cow-calf producer has no way of controlling what happens to the product once it leaves the ranch. However, in today’s litigious world, someone is going to be sued if a problem develops. Retailers, packers, and feeders tend to be much larger enterprises; thus, they’re much more appealing targets from a trial lawyer’s viewpoint. That doesn’t mean, however, that cow-calf producers are immune from such legal action....More
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